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Update regarding contact lenses and COVID-19

Contact lens wear is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic as long as proper hand washing and disinfecting procedures are followed, according to three experts quoted in a press release from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education.

“When using contact lenses or spectacles, careful and thorough hand washing followed by hand drying with unused paper towels is paramount.

“For contact lens wearers, this should occur before every insertion and removal,” they said.

The three also emphasized the importance of disinfecting spectacles and glasses, as the corona virus can remain on hard surfaces and glasses for hours to days.

They recommend discontinuing contact lens wear when sick and said that spectacles are not proven to offer protection.

” Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FCAHS, DipCLP, DipOrth, FIACLE, FAAO; Philip Morgan, BSc, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA; and Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, said in the release. is director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education at the University of Waterloo in Canada; Morgan is chair of the division of pharmacy and optometry at the University of Manchester, U.K.; and Nichols is associate vice president of research and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.

March 20, 2020

As of Saturday, March 21, 2020 Primary EyeCare Associates will be closed indefinitely do to the COVID-19 Crisis. We fully understand the implications of our decision and will be available for emergency medical eye care throughout the duration of the pandemic.

Anyone who already has an appointment will be contacted in the order they were schedule over the coming days.

Those patients who have glasses or contact lenses on order will be contacted as well when their order is received. We will mail all contacts and glasses orders to your home.

We are committed to do what is best for our community, state and nation to limit the spread of this virus and get back to normal as soon as possible.

Please be patient with our limited support staff during this time and know they will be doing their best to handle every aspect of your needs as best possible.

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937-492-9197 or 1-800-882-2264

Monday -Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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